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2006-7 $47 million GST bonus- ask the people how should it be spent: Humphries

By Jey - 6 October 2005 27

Senator Gary Humphries suggests asking the people of Canberra how the expected $47 million 2006-7 GST bonus should be spent.

“The ACT Government will receive $758.6 million in GST revenue in 2006-07, a windfall of $47 million compared with the previous system of Financial Assistance Grants and the State taxes that were abolished by the New Tax System.”

“By giving the community a say in how we spend this money, we increase the chance that it will be used in a socially useful way,” Senator Humphries said.”

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I must admit I would be curious to see what ideas the people of Canberra come up with.

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Vic Bitterman 10:01 pm 07 Oct 05

Make the compulsory third party insurance on our car rego cheaper! Or, pay some money to open it up to competition like NSW’s green slips.

NRMA has had this market without competition for too long.

Jey 9:22 am 07 Oct 05

and again pure brilliance!

Maelinar 9:15 am 07 Oct 05

I’ll suggest a ‘work for the dung’ programme, which would encourage recalcitrents to get a real job or keep shovelling shit.

Jey 8:55 am 07 Oct 05

Brilliance, pure brilliance.

Jazz 8:50 am 07 Oct 05

But we would need extra people to clean up all the camel dung. Thus creating extra jobs.

Jey 8:50 am 07 Oct 05

Yes a train, not light rail.

Maelinar 8:45 am 07 Oct 05

Nice point Jey, although put several Camels in a line and it’s called a Train.

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